The former Nigeria Finance Minister was appointed by the WTO on Monday. She is the primary girl and African to steer the worldwide commerce physique.
To honor this feat, Nigerians are donning her signature look: a full outfit and head tie in African wax material generally known as Ankara, a single strand necklace, and clear glasses. Her supporters have additionally taken up the moniker, #AnkaraMilitary to rally behind the WTO chief.
“Hillary [Clinton] had a pantsuit army. We are going to create an #AnkaraArmy for NOI! Get ready, the date is February 15th..,” Giwa-Tubosun tweeted days previous to the announcement.
he problem has since been shared greater than 30,000 instances below totally different hashtags, together with #BeLikeNgoziProblem as the ladies say how impressed they’re by an African girl holding such a robust place.”
Thank you for giving my daughter and so many African girls someone to look up to,” one Twitter consumer, journalist Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun, whose daughter took half within the problem stated.
Okonjo-Iweala acquired the outpouriung of help with gratitude.
“Thank you for all your messages of support.I’m delighted and honored to see so many getting the “gele” right,” she stated, referring to the pinnacle tie.
Okonjo-Iweala spent 25 years on the World Bank as a growth economist, rising to the place of managing director. She additionally chaired the board of Gavi, which helps to distribute coronavirus vaccines globally. Her time period on the WTO will start on March 1 and can initially run till August 2025.